So...um...why's he out?
Well, I just got off the horn with Ben Tapia, co-owner at Club Dada, who has already faced himself one hell of a weekend. According to Tapia, Reatard was far too inebriated to perform.
"He stumbled out of here with these two girls," Tapia says. "I wouldn't be surprised if he was passed out on their couches right now."
Adds Tapia: "His band is pissed."
So there you go. No Jay Reatard tonight.
Hopefully some of you will read this before you head down there... --Pete Freedman